Happy Monday! I’m not letting the Monday blues get to me today because I have a shortened week in the office! The Blog Societies annual conference starts Thursday evening in Chicago and I am lucky enough to go for work. Wednesday afternoon, my co-worker, Jenna, and I are heading into the city to get ready for the big event. Vera Bradley is a sponsor, so we’ll be working the cocktail party Thursday night and the gifting suite Friday afternoon. I’m extra excited to go because I get to meet up with my favorite blogger babes Wednesday night when we get into the city! This girl time is going to be much-needed after a few tough weeks and I can’t wait!
In preparation for the conference, I naturally did a bit of shopping. While hunting for dresses, I stumbled upon the cutest fall shoes. My style is definitely menswear-inspired, so a pair of suede oxfords has always been on my style wish list. The Franco Sarto Pieta Oxford is simple and sophisticated, with a beautiful suede exterior — and they’re only $60 at DSW! Even though these are the perfect shoes for fall, they pair perfectly with my preppy end-of-summer outfits. This weekend I transformed my go-to summer look of drapey shorts and a sleeveless top into a pre-fall ensemble by trading my sandals for the oxfords. Could they be any cuter?